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ISIS vows to take down Rome

In the most recent propaganda video released by the militant group ISIS, the terroristic group vows to conquer Rome. Some say it is a blatant attack on Christians.

Pope Francis receives humble car: Papa's got a Renault 4

Rome - In March the Vatican elected a replacement for Pope Benedict XVI who had unusually and unexpectedly resigned. A Jesuit, Pope Francis I, replaced Benedict and insisted from day one that he would maintain a relatively simple life. His new car fits the bill.

Exorcist claims 15-year-old was kidnapped for Vatican sex parties

Rome - 15-year-old Emanuela Orlandi was kidnapped in 1983. And now in a controversial statement, Father Gabriele Amorth has claimed that the girl's kidnapping was a "crime of a sexual nature."

Illinois prisoner sues Holy See for priest sex abuse

Chicago - Charles Anderson, 60, a man serving prison term for armed robbery at the Shawnee Correctional Center, Illinois, has filed a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Holy See, alleging priest child sex abuse in the 1960s.

Pope talks of ‘amnesia’ over God as costs of Spain visit mount

Pope Benedict XVI continues his visit to Spain this weekend amid protests at the enormous cost – over €50 million, or about $73 million – his visit has notched up.

Support group: Vatican abuse publication a ‘last-minute ploy’

Wednesday’s publication by the Vatican of files concerning a case of a priest accused of sexually abusing children has been denounced by a victim support group as a “last-minute ploy.”

Op-Ed: Priestly abuse – where does it all go from here?

Today, we have seen a revelation that the future Pope Benedict XVI put the good of the Catholic Church before pleas to defrock a priest with a history of child molestation, according to a 1985 letter bearing his signature.

UK protestors tell Pope: You’re not welcome here

Fifty protesters from humanist, secular, women’s and gay organizations have accused Pope Benedict of “covering up child sex abuse by Catholic clergy”.

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